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|What is¬†Southern California¬†InFocus?
Southern California InFocus is the largest Muslim newspaper in California that comes out by the third of each month.¬†
The Anaheim-based newspaper was started in February 2005 by a group of Muslim activists who wanted to make a difference by empowering the Muslim community with its own media outlet. ¬†
What is the purpose of InFocus News?
As the focus of the newspaper has been Southern California, most importantly, it is serving to document the rich history of Muslims in the Southland ‚Äď past and present.¬†¬†
Through feature stories, mosque profiles, interviews of individuals who have made a difference, and in-depth coverage of news stories affecting Muslims, InFocus is the first localized effort in Southern California to record the American Muslim experience.¬†
For American Muslims, it is a platform which brings forth issues of their concern.¬† For the larger community, it is a window into the Muslim world right here in California.¬†
What kind of recognition has the newspaper received?
Just in its first few months, InFocus was featured in the LA Times, Orange County Register, and Anaheim Bulletin. NPR (KPCC 89.3) has also invited its editor multiple times to speak on issues related to Islam and Muslims in the Southland.¬† KTLA also featured an interview with the newspaper‚Äôs editor.¬†¬†
What is the distribution/circulation of the paper?
The paper now boasts a circulation of 25,000 copies, which are distributed at over 350 Muslim businesses and mosques throughout Southern California and Northern California.¬†
Although it is a free publication, InFocus has over 1,200 subscribers, including hundreds of the area‚Äôs leading interfaith leaders, elected officials, law enforcement agents, and media professionals.¬†
What kinds of stories does InFocus cover?
InFocus covers a large variety of local, national, and international events, features, profiles, and has the following sections: arts, book review, restaurant review, Islam, money, legal, kids, travel, interfaith, commentary, and opinion.¬†
What are some of the feature stories that InFocus has covered?
InFocus profiled the Cham Muslim community in Santa Ana ‚Äď the second largest in the country after Seattle, discussing their life and challenges in America after fleeing persecution in Cambodia.¬†
In its coverage of domestic violence, it discussed an often taboo topic in the community and provided real stories and solutions.¬† Providing a positive image of Islam and Muslims, InFocus had exclusive coverage on the life and character of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.¬†
InFocus also worked to bridge the gap with other communities by profiling an Orthodox Jewish family and sharing its customs and beliefs, and the Mormon community, discussing similarities between Islam and Mormonism.¬†
Who writes for InFocus?
InFocus News'¬†staff and contributing writers come from different backgrounds, and whose objective is the same: to provide, honest, effective, and professional reporting.¬†¬†¬†
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